Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights: The Role of Multilateral Organisations

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-04
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Examines the activities of the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme, in relation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Author Biography

Desmond McNeill is Research Professor, and former Director, at SUM (Centre for Development and the Environment), University of Oslo, Norway. Asuncin Lera St. Clair is Associate Professor and Scientific Director of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP-ISSC), University of Bergen, Norway.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
List of abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
International organisations and the challenge of global povertyp. 10
Ethics, human rights and global justicep. 30
UNDP: the human development paradigmp. 63
The World Bank: the internal dynamics of a complex organisationp. 91
Unesco: 'poverty as a violation of human rights'p. 113
The Inter-American Development Bank: 'social capital, ethics and development'p. 133
Conclusionp. 152
Notesp. 155
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 183
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